Decoding Wesley Vissers’ Victory Over Ramon Queiroz at the 2024 Arnold Classic

The echoes of the 2024 Arnold Classic, held in Columbus, Ohio, are still resonating through the bodybuilding community, and a seismic shift occurred in the Classic Physique division. 

Wesley Vissers, a familiar face from the 2023 Olympia contest where he secured the seventh position, left fans in awe with a substantial improvement that led to an unexpected victory over the defending champion, Ramon Queiroz.

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The intriguing part? Head judge Tyler Manion provided an exclusive pose-by-pose breakdown, unraveling the mystery behind Wesley Vissers’ triumph.

The Anticipation Before the Unveiling

Before delving into the detailed analysis, Tyler Manion addressed a key aspect of Wesley Vissers’ physique – his wider waist compared to other competitors like Urs Kalecinski and Ramon Queiroz. 

However, Manion emphasized that Wesley Vissers’ broad shoulders compensated for this, creating a unique and visually appealing shape.

Manion stated, “Wesley Vissers waist is a little bit wider than Ramon Queiroz’s than Chris’s’ than even Urs Kalecinski and Breon Ansley’s, however, Wesley Vissers has now built up his shoulders and width so much to compensate for that where he has a very, very crazy shape and taper as well.”

Pose-By-Pose Analysis

Front Double Biceps Pose

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The journey into dissecting the competition began with the front double biceps pose. Manion outlined how Wesley Vissers dominated the prejudging phase with crisp conditioning, deeply separated lines, and a commanding presence on stage. 

Wesley Vissers’ ability to occupy more space on the stage than Ramon Queiroz, coupled with impressive arms, chest, and quad development, secured him the win in this pose.

Manion highlighted, “His taper is just as good, his arms are even better, his chest is full, his quads are taking up the same amount of space as Ramon Queiroz’s, and the cuts and lines are much much deeper.” 

In contrast, Ramon Queiroz appeared downsized and lacked clear separation in his quads, ultimately hurting his overall presentation.

Score: 1-0 for Wesley Vissers

Side Chest Pose

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Moving on to the side chest pose, Manion acknowledged the significant improvements in Wesley Vissers’ side leg, showcasing more balance between the hamstring and quad. 

Wesley Vissers’ full chest, bigger arms, and broader shoulders allowed him to outshine Ramon Queiroz in this pose.

Manion stated, “When you compare it to Ramon Queiroz, he has more width across the top from shoulder to shoulder.” This led to a score of 2-0 in favor of Wesley Vissers.

Score: 2-0 for Wesley Vissers

Back Double Biceps Pose

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The back double biceps pose a critical moment in any bodybuilding competition, saw Wesley Vissers securing the win. 

Despite needing improvements in hamstrings and glutes, Wesley Vissers’ back displayed depth, taper, and detailed separation, overshadowing Ramon Queiroz’s width deficit and lack of depth.

Manion explained, “It was enough for me to give him the nod in the back double biceps pose over Ramon Queiroz.” The score tilted further in Wesley Vissers’ favor.

Score: 3-0 for Wesley Vissers

Abs and Thighs Pose

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Ramon Queiroz managed to secure a win in the abs and thighs pose, thanks to his deeply separated abs.

Manion noted that Wesley Vissers’ abs were not as detailed and separated, giving Ramon Queiroz a point in this round.

Score: 3-1 for Wesley Vissers

Favorite Classic Pose

The final pose, the favorite Classic pose, became the battleground for Wesley Vissers’ overall victory. 

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Ramon Queiroz’s failure to fully open up, lack of lat engagement, and insufficient quad separation worked against him.

Wesley Vissers, standing with a full chest, impressive arms, shoulders, and width, claimed the win convincingly.

Manion concluded, “4-1 to me, Wesley Vissers took this from Ramon Queiroz.” Ramon Queiroz’s posing weaknesses and Wesley Vissers’ overall balance and superiority in various aspects of the physique secured the final score in favor of Wesley Vissers.

Final Score: 4-1 for Wesley Vissers

The Insights Beyond the Poses

Tyler Manion’s breakdown videos provide not only a fascinating peek into the dynamics of bodybuilding competitions but also serve as valuable guidance for aspiring athletes. 

Manion’s keen observations and detailed explanations offer competitors a roadmap for improvement. 

The pose-by-pose analysis helps athletes understand the nuances that judges evaluate, fostering a culture of continuous growth and refinement in the sport.

This breakdown wasn’t Manion’s first foray into dissecting the bodybuilding action in Columbus, Ohio. 

He previously analyzed the performances of Samson Dauda and Hadi Choopan, shedding light on their strengths and dominance in their respective categories.

As the bodybuilding community absorbs the insights from Tyler Manion’s breakdown, one thing is clear – the 2024 Arnold Classic will be remembered not just for the shocking upsets but also for the meticulous analysis that adds depth to the sport. 

Wesley Vissers’ victory, dissected pose by pose, stands as a testament to the ever-evolving nature of bodybuilding, where every angle, every muscle, and every pose contribute to storytelling on the grand stage.

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